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Snowed under in Hokkaido ; ASHIBETSU

Hokkaido Hot Springs GJ Editor

Nature up a notch, in the heart of Hokkaido   LOCAL farmland around Furano is famous for its prime produce, and one of these farming districts is the city of Ashibetsu. With 89% of its land area composed of lush forests, it is filled with the fresh atmosphere of alpine countryside, enc… Read More

Snowed under in Hokkaido ; TOKACHIDAKE

Hokkaido Discover GJ Editor

For hungry riders on a raw powder diet   TOKACHIDAKE is nature in the Hokkaido Powder Belt 'as is'. There are no lifts, no groomed runs, and no crowds; just pure powder to be enjoyed. The area consists of Tokachidake, a 2,077-metre volcano, and Tokachidake Onsen, a hot spring village d… Read More

Furano Ski Resort

Hokkaido Tours & Activities GJ Editor

PURE POWDER PLEASURE Furano receives an average of some seven metres of the lightest, driest powder there is to be enjoyed in Japan every winter. It is essentially a drier version of the bounty that hits resorts closer to the Hokkaido coast, due to the lower humidity levels inland, where tempe… Read More

Snowed under in Hokkaido ; FURANO

Hokkaido Discover GJ Editor

> Full-service outdoor playground > Lower humidity means even drier powder snow > Authentic local culture and hospitality   Winter guests visit the city of Furano for skiing and snowboarding both locally, and nearby at backcountry spots and other resorts around the Hok… Read More

Rusutsu Resort

Hokkaido Tours & Activities GJ Editor

HOME OF POWDER SNOW   Rusutsu Resort is Hokkaido's number one for sheer size, with an enormous network of 37 courses over three mountains. They include terrain from double black diamond to beginner, and just 90 minutes from New Chitose Airport, the resort averages over 13 metres of f… Read More


Hokkaido Hot Springs GJ Editor

Hot spring heaven around the corner from Niseko @JNTO NISEKO still has a few secrets up its sleeve, and one of these is Niseko-chō, or the Niseko town district. Set within the forests and rivers of the lush Niseko-Shakotan-Otaru Kaigan Quasi-National Park, it is naturally abundant, and a po… Read More


Discover GJ Editor

Japan is stunning to visit at any time of year   Feast your eyes upon four of Japan's great seasonal activities and destinations in this feature. Although they showcase some of its quintessential natural and cultural heritage, these highlights can easily remain hidden behind the deep powde… Read More